Computing Options for Large Projects

 

132 CFD cases have been added to the project and need to be solved. Depending on your computer this could take anywhere between 14 and 24+ hours to calculate. This is manageable for some but for others and for larger projects with upwards of 2,000+ cases, a better solution is needed.

 

There are several ways in:Flux can help manage and perform calculations for these large (>50 CFD cases) projects:

  • Run all simulations on the computer which created the cases

  • Divide cases into separate Distributed Solver Files to be computed using in:Flux on multiple computers at the same time

  • (Recommended) - Divide cases into separate Distributed Solver Files to be computed using the new ifx:Solve software on multiple computers at the same time

 

Combinations of the above three options are also possible, however the latter option is recommended and discussed in Tutorial 13.

 

For this tutorial the first option listed above was used for ease of downloading the completed files. Open the Tutorial 11 - Completed Simulations.ifx (430MB) file from the downloaded tutorials zip file before continuing.